It is Vayu Deva (Wind god).
The image depicts the coronation of Lord Rama after he has returned from the exile. I found the full image on the internet.
This image is almost accurate in depicting the coronation as described in the final chapter of Yuddha Kanda.
The image shows Rama was adorned by the crown. celestials watching from the sky, apsaras ...
Sita Devi is a Pativrata. She knows it better than any other. She declares it several times. That is how we know it too.
dīno vā rājyahīno vā yo me bhartā sa me guruḥ |
taṃ nityamanuraktāsmi yathā sūryaṃ suvarcalā || 5-24-9
"Although wretched or without kingdom, whoever is my husband, He alone is my master. Like Suvarchala with the Sun God, I am ...
You are right in saying Vanaras do not have weapons and maces are for glorification. Using boulders and trees is their choice. There is no rule that they should not use any physical weapon.
As Vanara means a forest ranger, they are highly likely to use trees, boulders as weapons. They are skilled with weaponry but they chose to use trees and mountains. I ...
I am answering the question based on Valmiki Ramayana along with the help of Vyasa Mahabharat.
Rama left Ayodhya for exile and Bharata ruled Ayodhya to fulfil Dasaratha's promise and hence to save Dasaratha from hell. Thus neither Rama's exile nor Bharata's rule happened solely based on Rama's decision.It can be clarified from the following words of Rama
Or if a person commit suicide in Kasi, will such person get Moksha?
In Chapter 26, Description of Manikarnika, Kasi Khanda Purvardha of Skanda Purana, Sri Vishnu says Self-killing is not allowed at Manikarnika Ghat and it cannot bestow Moksha.
74-76. Let those other rites (Sandhya Prayers, holy ablutions,Tarpana, excellent study of Vedas,etc) too, ...
Vibishana can't able to choose neutral because of boon by Brahma.
Brahma then addressed Vibhishana, 'O my son, I am much pleased with
thee! Ask any boon thou pleasest!' Thereupon, Vibhishana replied,
'Even in great danger, may I never swerve from the path of
righteousness, and though ignorant, may I, O adorable Sire, be
illumined with the light ...
Ravana has multiple wives. The following lines from sarga 10 of Sundara Kanda confirms it
That Hanuma saw in the house of that king of Rakshasa's, wives at the
feet, Ravana being a gigantic one with loving wives, shone with crown
tilted to the side, having strange hue with pearls and diamonds and of
golden colour, with a face made brilliant by ...
That belief is true. There is a mangala shloka (invocatary verse) written by Goswami Tulsidas. Translation from greensmesg.org:
yatra yatra raghunāthakīrtanaṃ tatra tatra kṛtamastakāṃjalim |
vāṣpavāriparipūrṇālocanaṃ mārutiṃ namata rākṣasāntakam ||
Wherever the glories of Raghunatha are sung, there, with hands held over His bowed head in salutation,...
This is neither a sectarian literature nor an unpopular story. Ramayana has many versions. One of them is from Padma Purana. The story mentioned is present in Padma Purana Uttara Khanda chapter 242.
271-273. Then Rama, killer of his enemies, having gone to the Pampa lake killed there the demon Kabandha of a fierce form. The very vigorous one, having ...
There is no root deity of Jambavan. Every Vanara was created by some deity taking inspiration from Jambavan himself. Jambavan was created suddenly from Brahma's yawn.
From Valmiki Ramayana Bala Kanda Sarga 17 (Translated by Desiraju Hanumanta Rao & K. M. K. Murthy)
pūrvameva mayā sṛṣṭo jāṃbavānṛkṣapuṅgavaḥ |
jṛṃbhamāṇasya sahasā mama vakrādajāyata |...
As said in another answer, this episode does not occur in Sri Valmiki Ramayana but in Sri Ramacharitmanas of Gosvami Tulasidas.
Following is the original text with hindi translations from Gita-press gorakhpur's edition (english translations are mine) from LankA-KAnda which contains this episode:
जौं मम चरन सकसि सठ टारी । फिरहिं रामु सीता मैं हा...
I have found one instance in Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kanda: Sarga 14, where the term Hetuvada is used. This word is used during the Horse-sacrifice of Dasharatha where Sages and Brahmins were doing intellectual debates. One translator translates it as intellectual debate
कर्मान्तरे तदा विप्रा हेतुवादान्बहूनपि |
प्राहुः सुवाग्मिनो धीराः परस्परजिगीषया || १-...
According to Ananda Ramayana, Yes.
He had a son born from a Makara. When Rama and Lakshmana were kidnapped by Airavan and Mairavan, Hanuman reaches to Patala to rescue them. He sees Makaradhwaja. Hanuman introduces himself as Rama's messenger and inquires who he was. To this question, he replies as follows:
When Hanuman burnt Lanka with his tail and ...
Vanaras used weapons. For example, see the below verse from Yudha Kanda: Sarga 97 of Valmiki Ramayana:
Lifting that steel club, Sugreeva hurled it. Mahodara too hurled another mace on him. Those two weapons, clashing each other, broke and fell on the floor.
It will be a mistake for you to consider Hanuman as a monkey or as any other being.
We have different classes of beings in Hinduism like - Deva (divine beings), Rishi (Seers, the celestial beings), MAnava (human beings) and Pashu Yonis (animals, birds etc).
And, among these categories, Hanuman belongs to the Deva category.
From, Tantra SArah's Hanumata ...
No, Maareecha taking the form of a deer in Ramayana not an interpolated story.
I am going to prove it in the following three steps.
1) Analyzing Knowledge of Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Sita regarding Maareecha taking the form of deer from the event of Sita liking deer to the event of Hanumamn talks with Sita
2) Interchange of knowlede regarding ...
Angada's challenging all of the warriors in Ravana's palace to lift his feet from ground, is not from Valmiki Ramayana.
The following is what transpired in that episode, after delivering of Sri Rama's message by Angada:
ततः स रोष ताम्र अक्षह् शशास सचिवांस् तदा | गृह्यताम् एष दुर्मेधा
वध्यताम् इति च असकृत् || ६-४१-८४
Then, the enraged Ravana ...
This alternate version of Ramayana has many unique legends which are not mentioned anywhere in Puranas like Padma Purana, Skanda and Bhagavata Purana. (I took these names because these puranas have narrations of different versions from Valmiki Ramayana).
From Ananda Ramayana Sara Khanda Sarga 8
yadyāpi tvam durācāro nihato asi raṇe mayā
Airavana and Mairavan were friends of Ravana. These rule the netherworld. Ravana sends for his messengers to get their help in defeating Rama and Lakshmana in the battle.
In the battle, Lord Rama defeats Ravana, destroys his chariot, crown. He gives Ravana a second chance. After thinking Ravana sends for the help of these two rakshasas who were experts in ...
When King Dasaratha decides to coronate Sri Rama as the Prince (would be king), and requests his priest Vasistha to inform Sri Rama and Sita to fast on that day, next day being the auspicious day for coronation, and follow certain rituals, Vasistha goes to Sri Rama's palace.
It was mentioned in Ayodhya Kanda that all roads were cleaned with water and city ...
The antim samskara (funeral rites) of Ravana's body was performed by Vibishana.
After the death of Ravana in war with Rama. Rama asks Vibishana to perform funeral rites to Ravana's body
In the meanwhile, Rama spoke to Vibhishana as follows: "Let the
obsequies of your brother be performed and let these crews of women be
Hamsa Sandesham is a fictional work written by Vedanta Desikar. The condition is set after Hanuman's journey to Lanka. It is evident because Lord Rama knew the whereabouts of Sita from Hanuman only. Hanuman was supposed to know the whereabouts whereas this Royal swan is meant for sending message traveling southwards.
Swami Desikar uses the inspiration from ...
No, the particular verse you are talking about of Uttara Kanda is not present in critical edition of Valmiki Ramayana. The exact verse found in other versions is Valmiki Ramayana, Uttara Kanda, Chapter 30, Verse 39 and 40
तदाप्रभृति भूयिष्ठं प्रजा रूपसमन्विता।
सा तं प्रसादयामास महर्षि गौतमं तदा ।।३९।।
अज्ञानाद्धर्षिता विप्र त्वद्रूपेण दिवौकसा।
As mentioned in the other answer Ravana was not present in the Swayamvara of Sita Devi as per the Valmiki Ramayana. I am sharing another reference that corroborates the same and is from towards the end of Devi Bhagawatam 3rd Book Chap. 28:
O beautiful! My two brothers Khara and Dûsana have been killed in this forest; and being urged by my sister I have ...
The birth of Sri Raama was stated as follows;
ततो यज्ञे समाप्ते तु ऋतूनाम् षट् समत्ययुः |
ततः च द्वादशे मासे चैत्रे नावमिके तिथौ || १-१८-८
नक्क्षत्रे अदिति दैवत्ये स्व उच्छ संस्थेषु पंचसु |
ग्रहेषु कर्कटे लग्ने वाक्पता इंदुना सह || १-१८-९
On completion of the ritual, six seasons have passed by; then in the twelfth month, i.e., in chaitra mAsa, ...
Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa isn't the only other text where the Śunaḥśepa story is narrated or differs from the main version narrated in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa. The Legend of Śunaḥśepa from H L Hariyappa's Ṛgvedic Legends Through the Ages, on page 219, summarizes the major differences in the story found in these various texts:
Aitareya Brāhmaṇa (AB)
Sugriva had no offspring. This can be understood from the words of Sri Hanuman.
Sugriva sends 1 troop of vanaras for searching Sita in Southern side under the leadership of Angada, son of Vali. He put a general condition that the vanara troops should come back within a month, otherwise they face death punishment.
The vanaras under the leadership of ...